Category Archives: Book reviews

Beware the spin!

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Ferguson: The telling is in the art

by Kathie MM Artists, musicians, and poets often seem to have a special capacity for empathy and a driving need to use their gifts to resist violence and oppression. Their work makes a chronically troubled world a better place, a … Continue reading

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All the light we can learn to see, Part 1.

A dear friend asked me, “What are the seeds of peace?”  My answer was prompt, “Empathy and compassion.” What IS empathy?  It’s 1) the ability to put oneself in the shoes of others, to see the world as they see it; … Continue reading

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